Mahra strikes first in the Zone B of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018
Mahra defeated Desert Palm by 10 goals to 9 in the second action day of the Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 held today at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club.
Mahra takes the lead in the Zone B after winning a very tough match against Desert Palm.
After two even chukkers (2-2/ 3-3), patron Rashid Al Habtoor´s team (replaced today by Khalid bin Drai) played a superb third chukka that gave them the lead by four goals. Mahra kept a 4-goal gap also on the fourth chukker and seemed to close the game without risks.
But Desert Palm foursome made a great comeback in the last period to tie the game in 9 goals with 1 minute to go, time when Benjamín Urquiza, after a great individual action, scored the winning goal for Mahra Polo Team.
Mahra: 2-2/ 3-3/ 8-4/ 9-5/ 10-9
Top Scorers: Isidro Strada (Mahra), Bartolomé Castagnola and Santiago Laborde (Desert Palm) 6 goals
The Julius Baer Gold Cup 2018 will continue tomorrow with another single match for the third action day at the Al Habtoor Polo Resort & Club: Habtoor Polo will play against Bin Drai from 4pm.